Pogotheostrich wrote:Both Pedro and RJ are worth late round picks, I just don't have much faith in either one. Johnson still seems to have his stuff but his injuries aren't going away. Pedro has lost some of his velocity but can still be pretty good. The problem is he is a 7 inning pitcher now so even on a good team W's are harder to come by.
Pedro averages 6.787 IP per start for his entire career. The big issue is going to be seeing more and more of those 5.0 IP starts than we've seen previously. 3 of his 6 starts last year were 5.0 IP, but 2 of them were his first two starts where he was being eased back in.
With respect to Pedro, I think the best thing is seeing 9, 7, and 8 K's respectively in his last 3 starts of last season, in 18 innings, to 3 BB, and not a single HR allowed. If he can remain healthy, I think he could put up 5th Round value with upside for even more.